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Recess: School's Out (2001)

TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Vince (voice)
... Mikey (voice)
... Gretchen (voice)
... Tj (voice) (as Andy Lawrence)
... Gus (voice)
... Spinelli (voice) (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
... Principal Prickly (voice)
... Mikey's Singing Voice (voice)
... Becky (voice)
... Fenwick (voice)
... Ms. Finster / Mrs. Detweiller (voice)
... Benedict (voice)
... Guard #2 (voice)
... Miss Grotke (voice)
... Tech #1 (voice)
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Storyline

It's the most exciting time of year at Third Street Elementary-- the end of the School Year! But boredom quickly sets in for protagonist TJ Detweiler, as his friends (the other 5 protagonist children) are headed for Summer Camp. One day, while passing by the school on his bike, he notices a green glow coming from the school's auditorium. This is the work of the insidious ex-principal of Third Street, Phillium Benedict and his gang of ninjas and secret service look-alikes! Benedict is planning to get rid of Summer Vacation using his newly-acquired Tractor Beam, which he stole from the US Military Base in an effort to raise US Test Scores, and it's up to the Recess Gang to stop him! In the end, TJ and the gang, with the help from the other students, Principal Prickly, Ms. Finster and the other teachers, destroy the laser, Benedict and his henchmen are arrested, and the kids (TJ's buddies) decide to spend their Summer with TJ. Written by FREAKAZOID!

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Saving The World One Playground At A Time See more »


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Disney | Disney

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Release Date:

16 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Recess: The Movie - School's Out  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,455,016, 18 February 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,696,761, 12 August 2001
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds was originally cast as Benedict but was replaced with James Woods as the producers thought Reynolds' performance was too over-the-top and sinister. See more »

Goofs

At the laboratory where the tractor beam is located, before being stolen; we see 2 men at work trying to get the photon channeler to work so that their colonel can show it to the top brass next month. One of the men brings 2 cups of coffee into the lab, one for himself and one for his coworker. He places the coffee for his coworker down on the control panel off to his right side. When the no recess moment organization start blasting their way into the lab, the coffee cup has now moved over to the coworker's left side, without anything sign or indication that he had picked up the cup, taken a sip and then set it down again. See more »

Quotes

[after seeing a tractor beam shoot at the sky]
Vince: Now that right there. That was messed up.
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Crazy Credits

When the Walt Disney pictures logo forms, T.J., Spinelli, Mikey, Gretchen, Gus, and Vince appear on the logo and blow their kazoos to the tune of the Walt Disney Pictures logo music. See more »

Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
Arranged by Harvey Cohen
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User Reviews

I guess school rocks after seeing this
7 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

I like Recess. I remember watching many episodes on the Disney channel, and it was really cool to watch back then. The movie was brilliant, and I'm glad it was made. It was a right thing to make a movie considering how successful the TV series is. I like the title of this movie too because that's the plot. If you're a fan of the show, you should see this because it's good. And to be honest, even if you aren't a fan of the show, or haven't seen any episodes, this movie is still good enough for you to enjoy. This movie is good enough to stand on its own, even without the TV series.


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